Kevin Bonham covers news from northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native, who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for nearly 30 years.
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The new Walmart Supercenter opens Wednesday in Devils Lake. Officials will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The store will then open at 8 a.m. Despite a tight labor...
Community leaders in rural Grand Forks County are looking to the proposed Grand Sky UAS technology and business park at Grand Forks Air Force Base to help rejuvenate their local economies.
Economic development officials here are looking for ways to get more use out of an underused power plant with some saying it could power a five-acre hydroponic greenhouse.
A local manufacturer that has been building outdoor wood furnaces to keep northerners warm in the winter for the past 30 years now has a product to keep people outside and on their lawns in the summer. Dennis Brazier, who founded Central Boiler in 1984, and his wife, Terri, have launched a new company, Altoz Precision Mowers, a high-performance zero-turn line of lawn mowers.
Flood insurance rates for some Crookston residents should drop soon.
A jailer at Devils Lake’s Lake Region Law Enforcement Center is facing a felony charge of sexual assault on a female inmate. Jonathan James Defoe, 23, was charged today in Northeast District Court in Devils Lake.
When Mary Delaquis first arrived at what then was the U.S. Customs and Immigration Station in Noyes as a customs inspector, her daily commute took her just across the international border to a motel in Emerson, Man., where she lived that first summer in 1984. The Border Patrol building, now closed and up for online auction, is an empty reminder of the past activity.
Crop conditions the northern Red River Valley are, in five words, “very, very, very, very varied.” So says Brad Brummond, Walsh County agricultural extension agent. “We’ve got spring wheat that’s already heading out and we’ve got some that’s just emerging from the ground,” he said. “Some of that late crop is going to be a real challenge.”
The Grand Forks Regional Bomb Squad was called out here Monday morning after a security dog raised the alarm on a truck entering the base. Ultimately no threat was found and the incident was resolved with no property damage, injuries or arrests, according to Staff Sgt. David Dobrydney, a spokesman for the 319th Air Base Wing’s Public Affairs Office.
Like companies throughout North Dakota, businesses in Devils Lake Basin are struggling to find enough help to meet their needs.